Release date: May 2021
Format: Cassette and download
Oort_(TNO), a power trio from the South West of England, grown out of a love of late 1960ís and early 70ís Jazz rock, and prog as well as noise, drone and folk influences.
They first met when guitarist and 'all-round psychedelic freak-ballí David A. Jaycock stumbled upon an impromptu rehearsal whilst looking for a jumble sale. There he met the meltingly brilliant drummer that is Paul Bullock and the ingenious bassist, Andrew Burge (Bacfora).
They all agreed to meet again and so, that evening, Oort _(TNO) was formed. These meetings were magical for the players and although much of the sounds they made continue to expand outwards through space, a certain amount has been captured onto tape and computers, some of which now appears courtesy of Static Caravan Recordings.
This tape shows the bands kaleidoscopic, multi-faceted personas combining to create something the band are excited to share. Oort_(TNO) often use Jazz structures and have explosive improvisation sections, but they also experiment with analogue and digital synths and soundscapes. On top of this, their music draws upon progressive rock and post rock elements.
This tape captures the band at their most menacing and powerful with compound riffs aplenty and dynamic, souring improvisations, but breaking into detoured space journeys and Spanish death dances. Oort_(TNO) love to meander through meticulously developed shapes and then take off into the clouds.
Limited Edition of 80 copies on Cassette
Oort_(TNO), a "power trio from the South West of England, grown out of a love of late 1960's and early 70's jazz-rock, and prog as well, as well noise, drone and folk influences". David Jaycock (guitar, synth and zither), Andrew Burge (bass) and Paul Bullock (drums) make up the power chords here and while I can't say I know much about the music that influences them, I must say that I played all of this with pleasant interest. The music has a pleasurable directness, recorded without too much brushing and polishing, which works wonder I think. Some of their jazz licks are too much for me, but just as easily, halfway through a song, they can slip into something that rockier and stranger, which is much more up my alley. It is music that I haven't heard from this label before, and it shows that they still have an excellent nose for sorting the weirdest bands in the country. Not really Vital Weekly music, though, as much as I loved the total wackiness of it all, even when I am sure if that is the idea of it all. For all I know, this might be damn serious. (FdW) [VITAL WEEKLY]